Event planners have many options when it comes to selecting a special event entertainment company in Atlanta. It takes time and understanding to select the right resource and interactive entertainment for your event.
Whether your event is large or small, a company picnic, casino program, arcade game room, trade show booth, team building event, or game show, not all companies are equal or similar in capabilities, quality and performance. The difficulty is in choosing the right one to fill your needs and ensure that your function runs smoothly and accomplishes your event goals.
The most important thing you can do is thoroughly evaluate your options, don’t make a hasty choice you’ll regret later. Distinguishing between entertainment companies in Atlanta is not an easy task, be prepared to ask questions and check references, and remember, do not base such an important decision on price alone.
Check out the entertainment company’s website. It can provide a wealth of information about the company itself, as well as the services they provide and photos from events of their activities and equipment. If at all possible, visit an event or the company’s location to see and meet firsthand the owners and staff. Take an opportunity to see the activities you have an interest in for your event. You may decide that certain activities may or may not be suitable for your particular event.
Experience is crucial. How long has the company operated in the Atlanta area? What are references saying about the quality, professionalism, and thoroughness of the company and its staff? Does the prospective company return phone calls or follow-up with you in a timely manner?
Find out the specifics of the entertainment company’s equipment. The reality is that not all companies own and operate all the equipment/activities shown on a web site. Be sure to ask if the company owns or sub-contracts all the activities and equipment being quoted. You don’t want to wait and find out on the day of the event when a truck pulls up with someone else’s name on it
Consider the age, condition and quality of their equipment before deciding on a company for your event. Is everything up-to-date with the latest features and safety guidelines? Do they reinvest in maintaining quality gaming tables and accessories for casino events? Do they provide everything necessary for your chosen activities such as decorations, tables, podiums, microphones, sound systems and experienced technicians?
Consider not only the questions you have for them, but the questions they should ask you. Evaluate the questions the perspective companies are asking you before they give you a proposal or quote. Do they seem to understand your event requirements or are they looking just to give you a cheap price and worry about the details later? The more thorough the questions and probing the prospective interactive entertainment company is about your event, the better your chances are that you are dealing with a reputable, experienced company.
Utilizing some or all of these suggestions may make your selection process a little easier and allow you to have more confidence in not having to worry about the details of the event when it comes to interactive entertainment.